Hemendra Chaturvedi is based in Agra serving as a Principal Correspondent, covering districts of Agra and Aligarh division of western Uttar Pradesh. He has been with HT since 1992 and has completed 25 year of association with HT.
Articles by Hemendra Chaturvedi
Workers of both the parties raised slogans in their support as the two leaders, accompanied by Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, waved at the crowd
According to the police, the vehicle was carrying at least 30 people — most of them from the state’s Etah district— who were heading to take a dip in the Ganga to mark Magh Poornima
All those in the tractor trolley were heading for a dip in the Ganga in Kasganj on Magh Poornima. According to police, there were more than 30 people in the trolley that overturned at about 10 am on Saturday but if villagers are to be believed, there were more than 50 in the ill-fated vehicle.
According to police, there were more than 30 people in the tractor trolley that overturned and fell into a roadside pond at about 10 am on Saturday
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi, already a part of Nyay Yatra, will also be there in Aligarh and Agra.
As SP chief Akhilesh Yadav joins Congress MP Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Agra on Sunday, both parties hope to consolidate votes that were earlier divided due to confusion
The overnight stay of tourists in Agra was common till the Taj Mahal gates remained open at night. But the then wave of terrorism in turbulent Punjab had its impact and night viewing of Taj Mahal stopped in middle of the 80s.
The incident took place on Thursday morning at about 8 am . About six Malayasian women tourists accompanied by an Indian entered Taj. Later, a video went viral in which these women were seen holding their national flag on the pathway near the central tank.
This time, the celebrations began on February 11 with Baby Show Final organized in farm areas in the morning. On February 12, a gymnastic competition was organized, followed by Sports Day on Tuesday. Basant Panchami on Wednesday was marked by lighting.
Born in 1735 in Delhi, Nazeer came to Agra and lived in Noori Darwaza locality known for petha making. He was known as ‘Wali Mohammad’ initially but due to attachment with the city , he became popular as Nazeer Akbarabadi as the city of Agra was then known as ‘Akbarabad’. Till he breathed his last, Nazeer lived and loved the city despite not being well off. Religion failed to restrain his pen and what he wrote on Hindu or Muslim festivals and occasions including Holi, Diwali, Shab-e- Barat, as well as the mela (fair) of Agra is popular till date.
The proceedings began with opening of the locked passage . The ‘zayareen’(devotees) got inside and prayer was offered. The important ritual on first day is of ‘gusl’ (bathing) of the graves in the basement lying closed for nearly a year.
The three day ‘Úrs’ is an annual event organised at the Taj Mahal and the Archaeological Survey of India waives off entry ticket for this event but this time, a petition was filed in the court of IV Additional Civil Judge (Junior Division) in Agra on Friday by the Agra unit of Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha.
The court of IV Additional Civil Judge (Junior Division) Room No. 4 on civil court premises has fixed March 4 as the next date in the case. Summons will be served on the defendant through ameen (court messenger) in the case, according to counsel for petitioner Anil Kumar Tewari.
Akhilesh Yadav made the comment a day after the Samajwadi Party announced the names of 16 candidates for the Lok Sabha election
What began as a horse show over 100 years ago, has expanded to an all-encompassing event of culture, craft and cuisine
Muzaffar Ali spoke about his memoir ‘Zikr: In the Light and Shade of Time’ and various shades of his artistic endeavors
In a show of solidarity, lawyers in both Agra and Aligarh plan to collectively abstain from work on February 29 to support this demand.
The census revealed that there was a fall both in number of species and total number of birds at this recently identified wetland in the border area of Agra and Mathura . The decline was attributed to global climate change impact, lesser monsoon rainfall and later winter.
Krishna idols at Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura and at Sri Bankey Bihari Temple in Vrindavan carried a bow and arrow in their hands instead of the flute.
Interestingly, the garden was built by Mughal ruler Babur who named it as ‘Aram Bagh’, but Maratha rulers who occupied Agra for a period after the Mughals changed it to ‘Ram Bagh’
On January 22, as the consecration ceremony unfolds in Ayodhya, devotees at the Bhagwat Bhawan Temple on the premises of Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura, over 550 kilometres away from Ayodhya, will witness Thakur Keshav Dev (Lord Krishna) adorned with a bow and arrow instead of his traditional flute.
Currently, a compensation of ₹2 lakh is paid in case of death and ₹50,000 in case of grievous injury when an accident by an unknown vehicle occurs.
Travelling all the way from Baroda district in Gujarat, the gigantic Ram Deep (traditional lamp) reached Agra on Wednesday night while on its way to Ayodhya
“…the anti-social elements created ruckus in Ayodhya (in 1990). The then state government (Mulayam Singh Yadav-led regime) had to order firing to safeguard the constitution and to ensure peace and harmony and to maintain law and order.”
A handful of truck drivers were lodging jam on Safai – Karhal bypass on Tuesday afternoon. Police reached the spot and attempted to remove the jam.
A state government spokesperson said that the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has forwarded a proposal to the government regarding Agra Gwalior Greenfield Expressway.
Haryana CM Khattar, UP's Deputy CM Maurya, and Union Minister Sadhvi Jyoti attended Sadhvi Ritambhara's 60th birthday celebrations in Vrindavan.
“Schools affiliated with any board will remain closed on December 29 and 30 because of the cold wave and fog prevailing these days,” said Agra district magistrate.
The Mathura police denied that the two deaths were due to crowd pressure at the temple. They said the two died at two different spots at different times . However, SSP Mathura Shailesh Pandey appealed to the aged, ill or young to not visit the temple at this time of the year when the footfall increased a lot.
The helicopter service is to be run by a private player from Uttrakhand. The initiative is based on private public partnership (PPP). Those interested can book the helicopter from one district to another in Uttar Pradesh.